- We sell several professional
strength spot & stain removers. These will help remove many
spots and stains from most carpet types. Look below or check
out our "Bottled Chemicals"
section by clicking here.
TIPS FOR REMOVING DRINK STAINS: When drinks are spilled, always sponge
them off immediately with plain cool water. If they are allowed
to dry they are sometimes invisible, but turn yellow with age
and are difficult to remove.
To remove stains caused by soft
drinks do the following: Always sponge such stains promptly with
cool water. This simple treatment will remove many of them. Or
soak them with cool water for 30 minutes or more. Some may need
to be soaked overnight. After sponging or soaking, work undiluted
liquid detergent into the stain and rinse. If the stain remains,
you will have to use a bleach*. Old stains and stains that have
been set by heat are in the "difficult-if-not-impossible"
On nonwashable materials, sponge
the stain with cool water or put a sponge over it and squirt
cool water through the cloth with a small syringe or medicine
dropper. If this does not remove the stain, work liquid detergent
into it and rinse. A final sponging with alcohol* helps to remove
the detergent, and the fabric dries faster. Dilute the alcohol
with two parts of water; test colors to see if it is safe for
dyes. If the detergent treatment does not remove the stain, you
will have to try bleach.
For fresher stains, a long soak
with detergent suds often does the trick. If a bleach* is needed,
use a chlorine bleach if the material will stand it, or a color
For Kool-Aid-type stains containing
coloring, sponging with plain cool water and following some of
the above suggestions will enable you to dilute and reduce the
effect of the stain. However, you may wish to look at our product
called Red-ex. This product cannot
guarantee complete success on all fabrics or surfaces. But in
the many years we have used this product, the results have usually
been very good, depending on other factors, such as: concentration
of stain, how long the stain has been there, what attempts were
made to remove the stain, and the fabric the stain has come in
contact with. Most of the time, with this product, we are able
to reduce and often eliminate the stain. See below to examine
- Return to Spot Removal Guide
*NOTE: Some products like hydrogen peroxide,
or alcohol can actually bleach or change the color in some fabrics.
Read the WARNING notice below and proceed with caution whenever
you use such products.
| WARNING: Before making any attempts
to remove spots, always test fabric for colorfastness first by
applying a small amount of the cleaning solution or chemical
on a hidden or unnoticeable area. The tips listed here are NOT
guaranteed to work in every case and may have a negative affect.
When using any chemical or liquid on fabric you should PROCEED
WITH CAUTION. If you are unsure as to how your carpet or upholstery
might be affected you should call a professional cleaning technician
in your area.
- Red Dye (Food Coloring)
- Removes stains like
Kool Aid, Chocolate, Punch, Wines, & Pop
- OUR MOST
POPULAR PRODUCT! "Red-ex"
helps to reduce and/or completely remove and clean spots and
stains caused by Kool Aid, fruit punch, cough syrup, some
wines, chocolate, dirt, grease, soda pop stains, and other stains
caused by basic food dyes. Red-ex has been proven effective on
both natural and man-made fabrics including nylon, polyester,
and wool. Unlike other stain removers, Red-ex does not rely on
acids or common peroxides (which can distort carpet fibers or
fade colors). This product should be used with heat from a household
iron. Easy to follow instructions. 32 ounce. (See
- 1 Quart
- (32 oz.)
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